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Georgia O'Keeffe : the poetry of things
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, 1952-
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Phillips Collection ; New Haven : Yale University Press ; Dallas, Tex. : In association with the Dallas Museum of Art, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe : the poetry of things; April 17-July 18, 1999, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; August 7-October 17, 1999, The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; November 7, 1999-January 30, 2000, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; February 19-May 14, 2000, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California"--T.p. verso.

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Home Location
Central Library ND237.O5 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library ND237.O5 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A celebration of Georgia O'Keeffe's contribution to still-life painting. It discusses the formative influence of Arthur Wesley Dow and compares her invention in still life to academic practices and traditional models in Western art. There are full-page reproductions of her paintings.

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Choice Review

This stunning, informative, beautiful book is definitely an open invitation for reading by scholars and/or anyone loyal to the inventiveness, style, and strength of O'Keeffe's works. Turner records a current traveling exhibition of 80 outstanding works brought together "to examine O'Keeffe and her visual conception of the world of objects" (the show runs through May of 2000). There are three main parts to this catalog: Elizabeth Hutton Turner writes "The Real Meaning of Things," Marjorie P. Balge-Crozier adds "Still Life Redefined," and there is a very fine and up-to-date illustrated chronology by Elsa Mezvinsky Smithgall. There are 62 wonderful color plates and more than 80 black-and-white figures. The works include drawings-- including her "specials"--paintings, and sculpture from all periods of her career. Highest recommendation, for most libraries and private shelves. All levels. M. Hamel-Schwulst; Towson University

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